Ok ladies, let’s be honest. We all get excited at the idea of presents from our men around Christmas time. I don’t know about you, but Captain Awesome pretty much sticks to the regular gift giving holidays to give a present, rather than giving random gifts through out the year, and therefore when the holidays come around I look forward to seeing what great ideas he comes up with. But this year I went with something new. There was an item I REALLY, REALLY wanted..and instead of hoping that my hints would work, I decided to do the unthinkable….I told him what I wanted for Christmas. This year, I decided not to keep secrets from Santa!

In the past I have done the “Let’s Surprise Me” thing, as well as the “Here are a few things I want….but really hope that you know what I REALLY want” thing. And guess what?? Surprise….The Captain was in no way shape or form a mind reader…even my subtle hints went right over his head. So I am done with subtle. I am an adult now, and I think it’s time that I just speak my mind. Ok Ok…I may get yelled at for this. Some of you will say…Christmas isn’t about the presents, it’s about God and Jesus, and others will say that I am missing the spirit of the season and that it’s not about gifts. Well you are right. But The Captain will get me a gift no matter what I say, so why not have him spend our money on something I want and will use??

What did I ask for this year??

 An SLR camera so that I can continue my obsession with taking photos of family and friends. Why do I need a heavy duty camera if I am just shooting small potatos, and not proffessionally? Well I want good pictures. I want to be able to take pictures of our Tinkerbell and catch her at the exact moment I want. Same goes for when we have children, I want those first pictures to be perfect. No baby is going to hold for the regular point and shoot cameras…so I’m ready for an upgrade.

So back to the reason for this post. If you are the type of woman who hopes and prays her man “listened” (mistake number 1) to what she wants for the holidays, or the woman who thinks her man knows her well enough to choose exactly what she wants (mistake number 2), I am here to tell you that you may be setting your man up to fail. And why do we want to do that?

So get exactly what you were hoping for this Christmas by whispering a little something into Santa’s ear…I think you will be surprised at how well he listens if you say exactly what you mean!

So what’s on  your wish list this Christmas??